Prof. Kueng joined the economics department of the University of Lugano (USI) in 2019. He earned a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. Before joining Lugano, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and served as a Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He is a Research Affiliate of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a Faculty Member of the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI). His research focuses on household economics and finance, public finance, and applied macroeconomics. His latest research investigates the risk of owning versus renting housing, the consumption response of households to unconditional cash transfers, and how borrowing constraints affected the effectiveness of fiscal policies in stimulating the economy during the financial crisis. His research has been published in leading economics and management journals, such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, or Management Science . His work has also been cited and discussed in various media outlets such as The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Bloomberg, CBS News, Slate.com, CentralBanking.com, Vox, Die Neue Zürcher Zeitung, or Das Handelsblatt.